It has taken many years of breeding, but the result was worth waiting for: Sweet Palermo©. This unique pointed pepper puts all other peppers in the shade.

Different to look at

Different when cutting

A different taste


After one bite of the Sweet Palermo©, you’ll be hooked and there’s nothing you can do about it. There is an explanation for it though, based on hard science. The reason lies in what are called the ‘brix values’: the numbers expressing the natural sugar content of a foodstuff. Whereas the sweetest regular blocky pepper has a maximum brix value of 7, the Sweet Palermo achieves a brix of 9. As a result of this, combined with its rich aroma of fruits and fresh herbs, the Sweet Palermo is scored highly in taste tests – even by children! The importance of eating fruit and vegetables is becoming increasingly widely accepted, and the Sweet Palermo can help even the fussiest eaters to enjoy a more varied diet fit for a true gastronome.


The Sweet Palermo© is aligned with the convenience trend. Many people nowadays are opting for quick meals during the week and ‘slow cooking’ at the weekend, so the Sweet Palermo is a handy ingredient in your kitchen seven days a week. It is quick and easy to prepare and use in cooking, and is a tasty stand-alone treat or snack too. Thanks to its skin being thinner than a regular pointed or blocky pepper, it has a softer bite, plus there are hardly any seeds inside.


The Sweet Palermo© is an excellent fit with this new approach. It adds flavour to a wide variety of hot and cold dishes. It can be cooked, stir-fried, grilled, steamed, roasted and barbecued. You can chop or slice it into cubes, strips or rings to add a surprisingly sweet accent to salads as a raw ingredient, or it can be served as an appetiser.


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Sweet Palermo - Surprisingly Sweet Pepper

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Rijk Zwaan

Rijk Zwaan

From capsicum to carrot and from lettuce to leek. As a breeding company with an assortment of 25 different crops, Rijk Zwaan is all about vegetables. We are selling our vegetable seeds to growers in more than 100 countries. Everyday, on fields and in glasshouses all over the world, these growers use… Read more